Video : Module 2 of 10 : Desahogarse - Basic Counseling Intervention: Un-drowning
Beginner and Up
In this video you will learn how to practice active- reflective listening, and conduct a culturally congruent Person-Centered Counseling Intervention, as well as to gather elements of a history. Learn therapist statements and phrases which enable your client to release pent-up stress and to feel 'heard', and to allow you as the therapist to gather information for assessment and treatment options.
Your client will be very appreciative when you give him the opportunity to 'Desahogarse' as part of therapy sessions. If a doubtful new client asks, "¿Para qué es esta terapia? The therapist can reply, "Una parte de la terapia es desahogarse." Then the client will understand what is expected. That the therapist wants him to open up and just start talking about what's going on, and how he may have tried to cope or fix so far.
Hispanic clients may not automatically understand that you want them just to open up and start talking. Clients may be expecting a certain procedure or questions or other methods. So when you let them know, "La terapia es para desahogarse" they will understand more about how the therapeutic process works, and will engage more confidently.
In this valuable and simple lesson you will learn to provide the intervention of Desahogarse through open-ended phrases and language. This intervention also allows you as the therapist to demonstrate full and empathic comprehension of the presenting problems.